Classroom management is a term teachers use to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly without disruptive behaviour from students compromising the delivery of instruction. It is crucial in classrooms because it supports the proper execution of curriculum development, developing best teaching practices, and putting them into action. In an effort to ensure all students receive the best education and educators and instructors are well versed in classroom management, a workshop was conducted in Shalom Presidency school on this vital component of education.

The resource person Ms. Vandana Tandon initiated the workshop by stressing upon a very crucial fact that to create a mutually beneficial environment at any workplace it is important for the employee to enjoy his work and feel happy and satisfied. Hence mental and physical well being of both the educators and the students is pertinent. She talked about the signs of unhealthy mind and body of students which an educator must learn to read and address. For a healthier classroom environment, she suggested the teachers to include the fun factor on a regular basis. She advised them to introspect from time to time on how creative and interesting their lessons are. The road of communication of a teacher with each child should be open all the time. An educator should always be approachable. The mere way in which a teacher enters a class decides the learning atmosphere. Hence the body language matters a lot. Actually, it is a teacher’s attitude and eye contact that make the children comfortable and set the mood right.

It is the responsibility of an educator to train children in maintaining a positive and healthy classroom ambience. First and foremost, the sitting posture of the children should be rectified. Any sign of physical discomfort should be addressed promptly. Training them to be better organised and prepared for the classroom teaching would also prove helpful. Paying equal attention to all discourages favouritism. Making oneself clear without repeating and meaning what one says are other techniques to manage classrooms. Being sensitive to the emotional needs of children is the call of the time. One also must be aware of one’s reactions and be watchful of the tone and volume of voice with children. Taking constant feedback on all the aspects of a classroom encourages a teacher to keep modifying and innovating. The resource person answered the queries and challenges of the teachers present and parted with the most valuable of all advises “Always keep believing in your students and their aspirations.”